Materials handling & storage and supply chain

Soft robots with good sense

29 June, 2020

From delicate potato chips to heavy milk bottles, MIT researchers have developed soft robotic tools which sense the right touch for the task.


Airbridge to connect food process to distribution centre

25 June, 2020

Mainbrace Construction will build an airbridge to connect the Hilton Foods process facility with a new Woolworths distribution centre in Melbourne.


Enmin Electromagnetic Hopper Feeder range

22 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Enmin Pty Ltd

Enmin's electromagnetic vibratory hopper feeders hold bulk dry food products and ingredients and consistently deliver the product at a metered rate.


Axelent X-Guard Contour machine guarding with round corners

18 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Axelent Automation & Safety PTY LTD

The Axelent X-Guard Contour machine guarding is easily configurable and designed to adapt to a user's machine guarding requirements at a warehouse, factory or facility.


Enmin's Australian-made equipment provides customised solution

15 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Enmin Pty Ltd

Victorian-based Enmin has been building custom vibratory and material handling solutions for a myriad of applications and environments.


Control Logic PULS ZeroCabinet

12 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The PULS ZeroCabinet Series of Power supplies provides decentralised energy to enable easy expansion, replacement or complete dismantlement.


Rockwell Automation iTRAK 5730 small-frame intelligent track system

02 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The iTRAK 5730 small-frame intelligent track system can improve throughput in multi-product food and beverage packaging applications.


Cold shock: Aussie cold chain food waste study

26 May, 2020

A government-sponsored study has found that food waste caused by deficiencies in the cold food chain costs the Australian economy nearly $4 billion.


Should tomatoes be kept in the fridge?

22 May, 2020

There is much debate about the correct storage of tomatoes; a German research team investigates the influence of storage on the flavour of ripe tomatoes.


GEA Bock HGX44e CO2 compressors

21 May, 2020 | Supplied by: GEA Australia

The HGX44e CO2 range of compressors is suitable for industrial low-temperature applications in cold stores and the food industry.


Enmin EMA drives

14 May, 2020 | Supplied by: Enmin Pty Ltd

Enmin's range of EMA drives are suitable for the food industry, using a conveying-by-vibration method to provide smooth product transfer.


Dematic AGVs help drive Arnott's biscuits

11 May, 2020 | Supplied by: Dematic Pty Ltd

Arnott's has increased its manufacturing productivity and reliability through the implementation of six Dematic AGVs at its Brisbane manufacturing plant.


SA dairy industry from 'grass to glass'

11 May, 2020

The South Australian dairy industry is creating 'grass to glass' branding that will audit, track and verify the state's dairy products.


'Traffic light' system for grading avocados

07 May, 2020

A laser and vibration technique that determines the perfect ripeness of avocados without damaging the fruit has been developed to help reduce waste in the supply chain.


2DBarcodes: the future of food safety for retail?

07 May, 2020 | Supplied by: GS1 Australia

GS1 Australia has launched the 2DBarcode, an on-pack symbol that provides a range of data elements to facilitate food safety within the supply chain.


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